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All the world's a stage,And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts , His acts being seven ages

-William Shakespeare




Verily does this adage resonate in this world. Everyday, I put on facade, a mask, of self-control and severity. If any signs of weakness show, it shall render me in destruction of others and myself. I disdain merryment ,laughter, and friendship.
Nay! These are only weapons in a guise that maim and mock us!

No faith do I possess, it is futile.I t is but a joke that drags us into its current of hope and then drowns us into despair.

Life is a cold slog through razor-sharp shards of ice.

A wall must be erected and let nothing penetrate through.

Sin is all too real.It crushes us in its grinding wheels, its pounding hooves, till we are nothing, like those before who sojourned along the path.


--From The Decemberist Account of Eugene Onegin

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Eugene Onegin is Pushkin's (and perhaps literature's) most ambiguous,misunderstood and repelling yet compelling character.
A vain, shallow youth,possessing an attitude of cockiness and arrogance.
A man of the world,he is jadedly aloof, cold and calculating. Around himself, he constructs a tight, towering wall of rejection and fierce pride.
He reveals no emotion,drowning out any with a veneer of dashing braggadocio.Yet looking behind this superfluous facade, we find a strikingly different Onegin.
His swaggering arrogance hides his consuming insecurity,the tepid manner conceals an aching shyness, his worldliness covers up his uncertainty (and his yearning to find it) of faith, both in God and people,and his shallowness is but a front for his low self-esteem.
As the years pass, becoming mere ashes into meaningless oblivion,he discovers the fallacy of living such a life.
And slowly but surely his walls deteriorate,his veneer cracks, dripping out all his flaws and fears and his facade crumbles to the ground.


I ponder whether Onegin, as callous as he is, finds the Winter in match with the fiber of his being.No other season is as more mistaken for its solitarity than this one,and Onegin seems to dwell in loneliness like it is his shelter or, sanctuary, if you will.
A stark contrast is that while the joyous celebration of Christmas,the Birth of Our Lord,and New Year, the renewed beginning of a new year (and for some,a new life lies in the distance),Onegin disdains such joy.
It as if the light and warmth of the joy stabs and blinds him.
Perhaps it strip his soul naked and wither it, for its lack of anything kind or good.
If only, he would have Christ in his life, imagine the fate which would have been laid before him.

The above denouncment of mankind and life is of Ongein's own voice I penned form my novel, The Decemberist Account of Eugene Onegin. Below is my own contemplations of literary quinessential byronic anti-hero...


As I study more in Russian Opera, the more intrigued I am by the complex characters of it , with their dual natures and personalities,slightly schizophrenic in emotional areas.No better voice is suited to such complexity than the baritone , possessing the beauty of the tenor and profound power of their bass counterparts, theirs is not a "easy-listening" one but a rich and soulful one, nonetheless.

And its Literature is perhaps the most profund the world has ever read and pondered its vast pages that examine the human soul....
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primulatook Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this entire page just takes my breath away....
i will read it again and again...you did so well here, my dear...
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Classically-DePunk Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you immensely, Prim. I adamantly believe that writing is my gift as opposed to artwork...

This is such a vast honor that you find so vast favor with my work.
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Randomer-unknown Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Where can i read The Decemberist Account of Eugene Onegin? It sounds brilliant and very complex.

Opera contains such wonderful stories
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Classically-DePunk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wrote "The Decemberist Account of Euegen Onegin"

Opera does indeed! Do you favor opera? I am quite obessed with Operas!
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Randomer-unknown Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Do you think you could send me a copy or a link of your book so that i may read it?

I take music gcse therefore i have heard opera before and enjoyed them but now i feel like listening to some more in my spare time.yoU have just drawn my attention to a new music genre.
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Classically-DePunk Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, I have not written the work down, and it is not published, it is only manuscript form. I am deeply humbled you find such favor with it.

Thank you immensely, I first discovered opera by seeing "The Phantom of the Opera" musical by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, then that piqued my interest in musicals, then in opera.
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Randomer-unknown Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Do you think that maybe you could type it up slowely for me to read?If its not too hard for you?

I've read the Phantom of the Opera.I found the description very vivid.I was able to have images of the charecters and the places inside my head therefore i would prefer not to watch the musical as then the ideas in my imagination might be replaced.However i am open to suggestions of any opera or musicals opera which i might like.

I have finished school by the way now therefore I am reading more.As i asked you before do you have any books that you recommend i read now that i have the time?
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Classically-DePunk Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend, I fear I cannot, it would have been quite herculeantask, as typing is initmidating challenge for me, typing drains much from me, but alas, tragically, I have lost the manuscript, only one excerpt was aves. We recently moved, and much was disheveled and misplaced. :(
I am uncertain what wouldbe the most fitting and informative venue for opera to you, you must read my mentor's journals: [link]
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I will compile a list for books for you to read this whole summer.
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Randomer-unknown Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
thankyou very much.You will end up being my mentor soon and that is hard work.I will watch Elguera so that i may benifit from his pearls of wisdom.

It is a terrible shame to lose work that is why it is best to write it up and keep digital backups online.One of my stories is saved in the drafts folder of my email.
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Classically-DePunk Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I am honored you considered your mentor. I shall endeavored with all my being to be worthy of the position in your life, Miss.
Please do watch Ron(Elguera) he has been such an invaluable mentor to me with my writing and art. He is a master but is not that well-appreciated, so please, if you wish, apprise others of his work, so may he have some very deserved recognition for his work.
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